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Day 11 or African Lion Porn Day

South Africa

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Day 11 started early again with a 5:15 wake up call. We were in the Jeep by 6 on a cold windy morning. The temperature was good for animal viewing but you needed to be bundled up in the open-air Jeep. Since we had only had a glimpse of the juvenile male lion, our guide, Amos, was determined to find the pride. We drove around quite a bit, he looked for tracks and he called other guides on his radio and finally we found them. The same juvenile male, 3 lionesses and the big male were all taking a rest. We watched for some time and took pictures. Occasionally one would look up and around until the big male got up, licked one of the females and then mounted her. It was all over in about 20 seconds but we got some good pictures of the male standing and looking our direction. After watching the lions we found some zebras and more wildebeest to observe and then we had a break. After the break we went looking for the female lioness and her cubs but were unsuccessful in finding them. After breakfast we left Entabeni for Johannesburg to stay the night. We sat by the pool and had some wine and used the time to post some pictures now that we had reliable Wifi. We had a great meal and a nightcap with some of our fellow travelers and headed to bed. Tomorrow we leave for Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls.

Posted by Weimerrv 11:26 Archived in South Africa

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